When an award-winning veteran author gave the advice to combine two or more themes in order to captivate their readers, Michael Angel took that idea and created something unique. Although he initially only intended to make this a trilogy, Angel's "Fantasy & Forensics" series took off and became a bestseller. As our Author of the Day, Angel chats about how he created the characters in his books, Andeluvia, the world this series is set in and reveals why a spider species was named after him.
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While studying the art of the Weimar Republic, Caroline Woods realized that there was a time period in history that we actually don't hear much about. This inspired her to write Fraulein M., a book that explores the cabaret underground, transgender women and deeper themes such as family bonds and compromises made for survival. As our Author of the Day, Woods tells us all about it.
When Tony Hernandez isn't travelling, going about his day job or learning to speak another language, he likes to write. He particularly has a fascination with the darkness in mankind, and likes to view things from a different perspective, which drove him to write The Devil's Blessing, a story set in WWII. As our author of the day, Hernandez talks Shakespeare, the research that went into his book and much more.
Veryan Williams-Wynn had an interesting childhood (travelling the world in the wake of her military father) and has pursued many different things in her life, including sport parachuting and working as a sensitive at the college of Psychic Studies in London. All of this had an impact on her writing, which is creative and explores interesting topics such as reincarnation and the possibility that our genes might carry the memories of our ancestors. As our Author of the Day, Williams-Wynn talks about why she decided to write The Spirit Trap for teenagers and explores the different ways the book could be interpreted.
Athena Daniels is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Beyond the Grave paranormal romance series and the romantic thriller Desperate. In 2016, Athena was nominated for Author of the Year and Best New Author in AusRom Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Her novel, The Seer’s Daughter, which blends edge-of-your seat suspense with steamy romance, also won multiple awards. As our Author of the Day, Daniels reveals how her son's lego fascination inspired her to start writing, talks about her interest in the paranormal and what she thinks about everlasting love
Matt K. Turner has written for several TV shows, including the critically acclaimed ABC drama THE FAMILY. Inspired by a vision of a hero who was trying to fight off attackers while feeling like he is losing his mind, he decided to write a high-octane psychological thriller. Adding biotech and engineered humans in the mix, this book provides a fresh take on the Sci-Fi genre. As our author of the day, Turner tells us what Genesis is about, talks about the research that went into this book and much more.
Growing up, Eric Wilder always loved visiting New Orleans and listening to stories about this fascinating city. This inspired him to write a dark love story that takes place during Mardi Gras. As our author of the day, Wilder tells us all about his book, City of Spirits, where his hove for New Orleans comes from and why he worked a love triangle into his book.
Joe Rothstein has been at the center of U.S. politics through over two hundred campaigns over the past thirty years. This experience inspired him to write a very believable political thriller about a Latina president who sets out to fight corruption, but meets great resistance in the form of an international conspiracy to impeach her. As our Author of the Day, Rothstein gives us a look behind the scenes of political campaigns, talks about the world's financial stability and a lot more.
Matthew Bayan is the only person in the world to die and be brought back to life 72 times. He is best known for his book, Eat Fat Be Healthy that describes this experience. Bayan however also had a very adventurous childhood and felt inspired to write down some of those memories after a high school reunion. This formed the backdrop for his coming-of-age mystery, The Firecracker King. As our Author of the Day, Bayan tells us all about it.
C.L. Bevill has been in the U.S. Army, cleaned floors, a graphic illustrator, a therapist, and a stay at home mother before she took up writing. She loves to write stories that explore the human mind, keep readers mystified and include just a dash of romance. As our author of the day, Bevill chats about her fascination with telepathy, Cajun culture and reveals how she thinks dreams serve us in life.
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